Nightly News   |  April 22, 2013

Dozens recovering in Boston hospitals

The bustle of Boston came to a standstill Monday as the city honored the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings with a moment of silence. The first funeral was held in Medford, while a spontaneous memorial of signs and flowers continued to grow on Bolyston Street. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

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>>> in the city of boston today getting back to something approaching normal seemed to be job one, starting with what will forever be the crime scene , boylston street , the finish line at the marathon where the bombs went off. katy tur is there for us this evening. good evening.

>> reporter: good evening. at 5:00 the fbi handed over boylston street and the crime scene to the city of boston , officially clearing the way for its re-opening. this seven days after those explosions that rocked this city. 2:50 monday afternoon, at exactly the moment a week ago that terror struck boston, the city came to a standstill. a moment of silence to reflect and remember all they have been through and all they have lost. [ bell ringing ]

>> reporter: in medford, the bells tolled as the first funeral was held. hundreds of family and friends, including local police and fire officials came to remember 29-year-old chrkrystle campbell.

>> there is nobody it hasn't touched.

>> reporter: on boylston street the memorial would move as volunteers arranged flours and signs in anticipation of the street's re-opening. when the fbi turned what had been the crime scene back to the city of boston .

>> we want to try to carry on. we are very strong city . we push forward.

>> reporter: the city got back to work monday as well. public transit was fully up and running after friday's shelter in place order and thousands poured in as on any other weekday.

>> people are quiet, still me lan cooly, but getting back to the routines.

>> reporter: over the weekend the boston bruins gave the jerseys off their backs to honor first responders. and at fenway park --

>> what an honor it is for me to be here today.

>> reporter: neil diamond made a special appearance to lead the crowd in "mosqusweet caroline."

>> reporter: at hospitals, dozens are still recovering and better news comes each day.

>> we are happy to report the amputations are nearly completed and the patients are starting the process of both physical and mental rehabilitation which will be the next step in their care.

>> reporter: as of tonight 48 remain hospitalized, two in critical condition. not far from here the students of boston university are preparing for memorial service for grad student lu lingzu who was killed during last week's attacks. brian?

>> thanks.